Virtual Resources for a Military family

Spending quarantine days at home? Here's a list of our favorite online resources for your military family (or when ya need a break from the latest feline-related binge series).


Explore resources in:

  • The Arts

  • Education

  • Health/Wellness

  • Mental Health/Crisis Support

  • Nature

  • Science


Catch the kiddo-tailored list for your Wild Child here!


The Arts



Broadway Plays & Musicals

Press play on some of Broadway’s greatest filmed shows, courtesy of this list compiled by Playbill

Frida Kahlo

Read editorial features and view online exhibits about the life and work of Frida Kahlo

Google Arts & Culture

Find more virtual tours, exhibits, and photos via Google Arts & Culture, such as The Natural History Museum in London, and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

The Louvre, Paris

Explore exhibition rooms, galleries, and artifacts through virtual tours

The Metropolitan Opera

View live streams each night from The Met

Seattle Symphony

Attend live streams and find previous broadcasts from the Seattle Symphony


Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Explore permanent, past, and current exhibits with the Smithsonian's virtual tours

Travel + Leisure: 12 Famous Museums

Check out Travel + Leisure’s list of virtual tours through some of the world’s most famous museums, including the Guggenheim, Louvre, and British Museum just to name a few



Education



Duolingo

Start learning your next language with Duolingo! Duolingo offers both a free mobile app and website learning

Hogwarts Escape Room

You may be stuck at home, but it’s time to test your skills in this Harry Potter-themed virtual escape room

Ivy League Courses

freeCodeCamp has compiled a list of 400+ Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offered by Ivy League universities, ranging from history and business to art, computer science, and more

New York Public Library

Find free book downloads with NYPL’s free e-reader app, SimplyE



Health/Wellness



Beachbody Kids

Beachbody Kids Workouts has opened their kids’ fitness programs up while school is out to help get your family moving and make family fitness part of your everyday fun

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Get your kiddos excited about physical movement with Cosmic Kids Yoga, which offers interactive stories and adventures while integrating yoga into healthy screentime

CrossFit

Grab your water jugs and take a swing at these CrossFit At Home workouts designs to keep you moving at home

Down Dog App

Down Dog is offering free classes in yoga, barre, and HIIT classes until through May 1st

Fitness Blender

Fitness Blender offers a wide range of free workout videos that require little-to-no equipment and are great for staying fit while staying home

Mindfulness Apps

Calm

Headspace

Relax Melodies

Zencast podcast

Wildmind

Wildmind has a wide variety of mindfulness and meditation exercises

Yale Science of Well-Being

Enroll for free beginning March 29th, and begin learning tips for improving your happiness and building productive habits

Yoga on YouTube

YouTube has tons of free yoga videos across skill levels and for various needs. Try searching “hatha yoga,” “gentle yoga,” or “bedtime yoga”. Here are a few channels to get started: Yoga with Adriene

Fightmaster Yoga

SarahBethYoga



Mental Health/Crisis Support



Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 Veteran’s Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 (press 1)

Crisis Text 24-7: text to 838255 Find out more The VA offers tons of free apps from App Store: CBT-Insomnia Coach, Mindfulness Coach, STAIR Coach, PTSD Coach. Check out more here


Online AA Meetings: Online AA Meeting List

Virtual NA Meetings: Virtual NA Meetings



Nature

Don't miss this post dedicated to online National Park resources!



Animal Cameras

Explore Earth Live Cams

Georgia Aquarium

Houston Zoo

Monterey Bay Aquarium live cams

San Diego Zoo

Zoo Atlanta Panda Cam

Farm Tours

Farm Food 360: Play with piglets, wander apple orchards, see how milk is processed and more

Dutch Hollow Farm (great for ages 4-9)

Will-O-Crest Farm (ages 10-13)

JoBo Holsteins Farm (ages 13+)

Great Wall of China

Take a hike along several sections of the Great Wall of China with this virtual tour

Marine Biology Camp

Learn about dolphins, salmon, whales, and more with Ocean Initiative scientists Dr. Erin Ashe and Dr. Rob Williams. Catch live episodes on Mondays and Thursdays at 11am PDT on Facebook, or view previous episodes here. You can also download fun coloring pages here!



Science



Access Mars Hop in your rover and head out across the red dirt planet with Access Mars! The website is currently being updated, but you can still explore in their 360 mode


GlobalXplorer

Grab a virtual shovel and join the archaeologists at GlobalXplorer. GlobalXplorer uses the power of people just like you to help analyze satellite images in search of lost pyramids, forgotten settlements, and more. The team is currently in between projects, but you can check out all their latest discoveries from the Peru expedition!

NASA Public Library

Check in with NASA’s Image of the Day or explore NASA’s library of over 140,000 images, videos, and audio clips


U.S. Space and Rocket Center

Tour the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL thanks to this video created by Shane & Isaac on their father-son adventure!

Zooniverse

Join the Zooniverse and become an armchair scientist! Zooniverse is the largest platform for people-powered research. Find a project you’re interested in and play a part in real scientific discovery.


Have other favorite online resources? Share them in the comments!


Special thanks to our MW Guam member, Laura B., for her incredible work with veterans and for her huge help in compiling this list!


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